November 29 - December 2, 2020
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Senior Vice President - Analytics

Tim Kelsey is senior vice president of HIMSS Analytics International supporting the digital empowerment of health and wellbeing around the world.

He is an internationally regarded expert in the digital transformation of health and care. He has designed and successfully implemented national digital health strategies in two countries – in Australia, as Chief Executive of the Australian Digital Health Agency (2016-20) and in England, as NHS National Director for Patients and Information (2012-15). He was also National Information Director for health and care in England and Chair of the National Information Board and, before that, the British government's first Executive Director of Transparency and Open Data.

In 2018, Tim founded – and was inaugural chair of - the Global Digital Health Partnership, a unique international collaboration which brings together 30 governments and the World Health Organisation.

Tim is a leading advocate of the modern information revolution in health and care and, in 2000, was co-founder of Dr Foster, a company which pioneered publication of patient outcomes in healthcare. In 2007, he launched NHS Choices, the national online health information service in the UK ( which now reports around 50 million users per month. In 2014 Tim was named one of the 500 most influential people in the UK by The Sunday Times.

Before Dr Foster, Tim was a national newspaper and television reporter. He worked for the Independent and the Sunday Times, as well as Channel 4 and the BBC.

He is co-author with Roger Taylor of ‘Transparency and the Open Society’ which was published by Policy Press and the University of Chicago in 2016.

Follow Tim on Twitter: @tkelsey1